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     With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available, forming a key part of the diagnostic process in the highly complex field of modern medicine. This handbook provides a patient-orientated approach to investigation, with a comprehensive review of specialty-related tests. Written in the Oxford Handbook style, this book features references and up-to-date website links for extra clinical detail.

    This new edition has been revised to include the most recent developments in investigatory tests, with clear step-by-step instructions and updated illustrations to provide greater clarifying background to the text. Written by an experienced team of active clinicians, this is invaluable for junior doctors as a quick reference, as well as senior medical students preparing for examinations.

  • 270.00 lei

    Up-to-date and easy-to-navigate, A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 10th Edition is the perfect point-of-care guide for nurses and health professionals caring for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures.

     

    A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests prepares nurses and health professionals to deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients who are undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. This proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse population, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.

      

    The 10th edition is accompanied by a complete online teaching and learning package that includes new, updated case studies for application and a wide range of in-class activities and assignments. Fischbach features new and updated tests, updated reference values, and features such as Clinical Alerts and Procedural Alerts, which highlights critical safety and procedural information. This Manual is an ideal reference and point-of-care guide for educational and practice settings.  

      

    “It clearly shows them what to do, how to do it, why we are doing it, and what to watch for”- Polly Gerber Zimmermann, RN MS MBA CEN FAEN, Associate Professor City Colleges of Chicago

     
    This proven resource describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tps for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.

     

    o    Find the right test with ease, whether you know the name or not.

    o    Reference critical safety information at a glance with Clinical Alerts.

    o    Quickly access relevant abbreviations and units of measurements.

    o    Master key information with helpful tips, inclusion of both conventional and SI units, and coverage of clinical implications for increased and decreased values.

  • 33000lei 300.00 lei

    Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests. Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.

    Features:

    • Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice.
    • UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests.
    • UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result.
    • UNIQUE! Home Care Responsibilities boxes focus on post-test factors for consideration.
    • UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list additional tests related to the main test - including tests that provide similar information, confirmatory information, and other tests used to evaluate the same organ, disease process, or symptom complex.
    • UNIQUE! Critical Values sections indicate test values of particular significance.
    • UNIQUE! Icons indicate drugs that increase or decrease test values and patient teaching priorities.
    • Age-Related Concerns boxes address pediatric and geriatric priorities.

    New To This Edition:

    • NEW and UPDATED! New tests have been added and outdated tests have been removed to reflect current best practices.
    • NEW! A Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.

    Table Of Contents:

    Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases
    1. Guidelines for Proper Test Preparation and Performance
    2. Blood Studies
    3. Electrodiagnostic Tests
    4. Endoscopic Studies
    5. Fluid Analysis Studies
    6. Manometric Studies
    7. Microscopic Studies and Associated Testing
    8. Nuclear Scanning
    9. Stool Tests
    10. Ultrasound Studies
    11. Urine Studies
    12. X-ray Studies
    13. Miscellaneous Studies

    Bibliography
    Illustration Credits

    Appendix A: Alphabetical List of Tests
    Appendix B: Panel Testing
    Appendix C: Abbreviations for Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

  • 33100lei 300.00 lei

    Learn to accurately analyze urine and body fluids with Fundamentals of Urine & Body Fluid Analysis, 4th Edition. Known for its clear writing style, logical organization, and vivid full-color illustrations, this renowned text covers the fundamental principles of urine and body fluids that are frequently encountered in the clinical laboratory. This includes the collection and analysis of urine, fecal specimens, vaginal secretions, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal, synovial, seminal, amniotic, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids. In addition, author Nancy Brunzel also shares her own extensive knowledge and expertise in the field as she highlights key information and walks you through essential techniques and procedures - showing you how to correlate data with your knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology in order to understand pathologic processes. In all, this is the perfect book to help you master all aspects of urine and body fluid analysis.

    Features:

    • UNIQUE! Analysis of Vaginal Secretions chapter covers vaginal wet preps - a fluid collected and evaluated frequently in physician offices.
    • UNIQUE! Image gallery on urine sediment houses 100 urine sediment micrographs to help you accurately identify urine sediment elements.
    • UNIQUE! Chapter on microscopy provides valuable information as you complete clinical work with microscopes.
    • Full color, high quality images aid in accurately identifying urine and body fluids at a microscopic level.
    • Glossary at the end of the book provides accurate definitions at your fingertips.
    • Excellent pedagogy includes key terms, learning objectives, case studies, and study questions to help provide a framework and learning pathway.

    New To This Edition:

    • NEW! Fully updated content provides the latest information and procedures in fluid analysis.
    • NEW! Updated illustrations and micrographs paint a vivid picture of text concepts to ensure you can properly identify fluid elements.

    Table Of Contents:

    1. Quality Assessment and Safety
    2. Urine Specimen Types, Collection, and Preservation
    3. The Kidney
    4. Renal Function
    5. Physical Examination of Urine
    6. Chemical Examination of Urine
    7. Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment
         Urine Sediment Image Gallery
    8. Renal and Metabolic Disease
    9. Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis
    10. Pleural, Pericardial, and Peritoneal Fluid Analysis
    11. Synovial Fluid Analysis
    12. Seminal Fluid Analysis
    13. Analysis of Vaginal Secretions
    14. Amniotic Fluid Analysis
    15. Fecal Analysis
    16. Automation of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis
    17. Body Fluid Analysis: Manual Hemocytometer Counts and Differential Slide Preparation
    18. Microscopy

    Appendix A: Reagent Strip Color Charts
    Appendix B: Comparison of Reagent Strip Principles, Sensitivity, and Specificity
    Appendix C: Reference Intervals
    Appendix D: Body Fluid Diluents and Pretreatment Solutions
    Appendix E: Manual and Historic Methods of Interest
    Answer Key
    Glossary
    Index

     

  • 440.00 lei

    Description:

    This practical, easy-to-use guide addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care.

    Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management.

    Features:

    Named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody Enterprises

    Practical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy reference

    Focus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooks

    Covers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing

    Table Of Contents:

    Foreword

    Preface

    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1. Variation, Errors, and Quality in the Clinical Laboratory

    Introduction

    Errors in the Clinical Laboratory

    Quality Improvement in the Clinical Laboratory

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 2. Effect of Age, Gender, Diet, Exercise, and Ethnicity on Laboratory Test Results

    Introduction

    Effects of Age-Related Changes on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Gender-Related Changes on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Diet on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Nutraceuticals on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Exercise on Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Effects of Ethnicity/Race on ClinicaL Laboratory Test Results

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 3. Effect of Patient Preparation, Specimen Collection, Anticoagulants, and Preservatives on Laboratory Test Results

    Introduction

    Biological Rhythms and Laboratory Test Results

    Issues of Patient Preparation

    Differences Between Whole Blood, Plasma, and Serum Specimens for Clinical Laboratory Analysis

    Different Anticoagulants and Preservatives, Order of Draw, Problems with Gel Interference in Serum Separator Tubes, and Short Draws

    Order of Draw of Various Blood Collection Tubes

    Collection Sites; Differences Between Arterial, Capillary, and Venous Blood Samples; and Problems with Collections from Catheters and Intravenous Lines

    Urine Collection, Timing, and Techniques

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 4. Sample Processing and Specimen Misidentification Issues

    Introduction

    Transportation

    The Effects of Centrifugation on Laboratory Results

    Effect of Storage Conditions on Laboratory Results

    Effect of Cross-Contamination of Specimens on Laboratory Results

    Consequences of Specimen Misidentification on Laboratory Testing

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 5. Hemolysis, Lipemia, and High Bilirubin: Effect on Laboratory Tests

    Introduction

    Effect of Hemolysis on Laboratory Tests

    Lipemia

    Icterus

    Methods for Evaluating the Effect of Endogenous Interfering Substances on Laboratory Tests

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 6. Immunoassay Design and Mechanisms of Interferences

    Introduction

    Immunoassay Methods and Assay Principles

    Specimen Types Used in Immunoassays

    Examples of Immunoassays

    Pitfalls in Immunoassays

    How to Detect and Correct Heterophilic Antibody Interferences

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 7. Effect of Herbal Remedies on Clinical Laboratory Tests

    Introduction

    Elevated Liver Function Test Due to Use of Herbal Supplements

    Herbal Supplements Causing Kidney Damage

    Herbal Remedies and Hypoglycemia

    Licorice and Hypokalemia

    Kelp and Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests

    Drug–Herb Interaction and Unexpected Drug Levels in Routine Drug Monitoring

    Adulteration of Herbal Supplements with Western Drugs

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 8. Challenges in Routine Clinical Chemistry Testing: Analysis of Small Molecules

    Introduction

    Creatinine Analysis

    Urea Analysis

    Ammonia Assay

    Uric Acid Analysis

    Glucose Analysis

    Analysis of Electrolytes

    Blood Gases Analysis

    Lactate Analysis

    Bilirubin Analysis

    Lipid Profiles Analysis

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 9. Challenges in Routine Clinical Chemistry Analysis: Proteins and Enzymes

    Introduction

    Albumin and Total Protein

    Alanine and Aspartate Aminotransferases Analysis

    γ-Glutamyl Transferase and Alkaline Phosphatase Analysis

    Amylase and Lipase Analysis

    Lactate Dehydrogenase Analysis

    Creatine Kinase Analysis

    Cardiac Troponin Analysis

    B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Analysis

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 10. Sources of Inaccuracy in Biochemical Genetics Testing

    Introduction

    Analysis of Amino ACIDS

    Analysis of Organic ACIDS

    Analysis of Acylcarnitines

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 11. Challenges in Endocrinology Testing

    Introduction

    Challenges in Testing of Hormones Secreted by Pituitary

    Challenges in Measuring Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

    Challenges in Thyroid Tumor Marker Tests

    Adrenal Function Tests

    Testing of Parathyroid Function

    Gonadal and Reproductive Interferences

    Prostate

    Testing for Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1

    Measurement of Other Hormones Including Insulin

    Prenatal Testing

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 12. Pitfalls in Tumor Markers Testing

    Introduction

    Clinical Uses of Tumor Markers

    Prostate-Specific Antigen

    CA-125

    α-Fetal Protein

    Carcinoembryonic Antigen

    CA-19-9

    β2-Microglobulin

    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

    Interference from Heterophilic Antibodies in Laboratory Testing of Tumor Markers

    Analysis of Less Frequently Assayed Tumor Markers

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 13. Issues of Interferences in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    Introduction

    Sources of Pre-Analytical Interferences in TDM

    Sources of Analytical Interferences in TDM

    Mechanisms of Analytical Interferences in TDM

    Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

    Examples of Interferences that Affect TDM

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 14. Limitations of Drugs of Abuse Testing

    Introduction

    Drugs of Abuse Testing: Medical Versus Legal

    Drugs Tested in Drugs of Abuse Testing Protocols

    Drug Testing Methodologies

    Challenges in Testing for Amphetamines

    Challenges in Testing of Cocaine Metabolite

    Challenges in Testing for Opiates

    Challenges in Testing for Marijuana Metabolites

    Challenges in Testing for Phencyclidine

    Challenges in Testing for Benzodiazepines

    Challenges in Determining Other Drugs by Immunoassays

    Adulterants and Drugs of Abuse Testing

    Other Drugs not Detected by Routine Toxicology Screens

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 15. Challenges in Confirmation Testing for Drugs of Abuse

    Introduction: Factors to Consider when Interpreting Drug Testing Results

    Confirmation Testing Process

    Confirmation of Amphetamines

    Confirmation of Cocaine Metabolite Benzoylecgonine

    Confirmation of Opiates

    Confirmation of Marijuana Metabolite

    Confirmation of Phencyclidine

    Confirmation of Benzodiazepines

    Confirmation of Barbiturates

    Specimen Validity Testing

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 16. Alcohol Determination Using Automated Analyzers: Limitations and Pitfalls

    Introduction

    Development of Laboratory Methods for Ethanol Measurement

    Current Automated Methodologies

    Performance of Automated Ethanol Assays

    Problems with Current Methodologies

    Strategies for Removing Interferences

    Further Case Studies

    Future Directions

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 17. Pre-Analytical Issues and Interferences in Transfusion Medicine Tests

    Introduction

    Basics of Immunohematology

    Methodology Used for Immunohematology Tests

    Pre-Transfusion Evaluation

    Interferences in Basic Transfusion Medicine Tests

    Case Studies

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 18. Issues with Immunology and Serology Testing

    Introduction

    Challenges in Hemoglobinopathy Detection

    Detection of Monoclonal Proteins

    Challenges in HIV Testing

    Hepatitis Testing

    Anti-Nuclear Antibodies

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 19. Sources of Errors in Hematology and Coagulation Testing

    Introduction

    Errors in Hemoglobin Measurement and RBC Count

    Errors in MCV and Related Measurements

    Errors in WBC Counts and WBC Differential Counts

    Errors in Platelet Count

    Errors in Specific Hematology Testing

    Coagulation Testing

    Errors in PT and aPTT Measurements

    Errors in Thrombin Time Measurement

    Platelet Aggregation Testing with Lipemic, Hemolyzed, or Thrombocytopenic Samples

    Challenges in Anticoagulants and Lupus Anticoagulant Tests

    Case Studies

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 20. Challenges in Clinical Microbiology Testing

    Introduction

    Issues with Pre-Analytical Errors

    Analytical Errors in the Microbiology Laboratory

    Post-Analytical or Reporting Errors

    Error Prevention, Detection, and Monitoring

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 21. Sources of Errors in Molecular Testing

    Introduction

    Principles of Commonly Used Methods for Molecular Diagnostics

    Principles of Nucleic Acid Isolation

    Pre-Analytical Considerations in Molecular Testing

    Interferences in Molecular Diagnostics: False-Negative Results in Molecular Assays

    Interferences in Molecular Testing: False-Positive Test Results in Molecular Assays

    Sources of Errors in DNA Microarray Testing

    Quality Management

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 22. Problems in Pharmacogenomics Testing

    Introduction

    Method Descriptions

    Applications of Pharmacogenetics Testings

    Case Studies

    Conclusions

    References

    Index

       
     

     

  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
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    440.00 lei

    As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning.

    The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

  • 48000lei 450.00 lei

     Thoroughly updated and easy-to-follow, Linne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science: Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications, 8th Edition offers a fundamental overview of the laboratory skills and techniques you’ll need for success in the clinical laboratory. Author Mary Louise Turgeon's simple and straightforward writing clarifies complex concepts, and her unique discipline-by-discipline approach helps you build knowledge and learn to confidently perform routine clinical laboratory tests with accurate, effective results.

    Topics like safety, measurement techniques, and quality assessment are woven throughout the various skills. The new eighth edition also features updated content including expanded information on viruses and automation. It’s the must-have foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a profession in the clinical lab.

    Key Features

     

    o    Broad content scope provides an ideal introduction to clinical laboratory science at a variety of levels, including CLS/MT, CLT/MLT, and Medical Assisting.

    o    Case studies include critical thinking and multiple-choice questions to challenge readers to apply the content to real-life scenarios.

    o    Expert insight from respected educator Mary Lou Turgeon reflects the full spectrum of clinical lab science.

    o    Detailed procedures guides readers through the exact steps performed in the lab.

    o    Vivid full-color illustrations familiarize readers with what they’ll see under the microscope.

    o    Review questions at the end of each chapter help readers assess your understanding and identify areas requiring additional study.

    o    Evolve companion website provides convenient online access to all of the procedures in the text and houses animations, flashcards, and additional review questions not found in the printed text.

    o    Procedure worksheets can be used in the lab and for assignment as homework.

    o    Streamlined approach makes must-know concepts and practices more accessible.

    o    Convenient glossary simplifies the process of looking up definitions without having to search through each chapter.

    Contents:

    PART I: Basic Laboratory Techniques

    1. Fundamentals of the Clinical Laboratory
    2. Safety: Patient and Clinical Laboratory Practices
    3. Quality Assessment and Quality Control in the Clinical Laboratory
    4. Phlebotomy: Collecting and Processing Patient Blood Specimens
    5. The Microscope
    6. Systems of Measurement, Laboratory Equipment, and Reagents
    7. Laboratory Mathematics and Solution Preparation
    8. Basic and Contemporary Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory
    9. Delivery of Laboratory Testing: From Point of Care Testing to Total Automation

    PART II: Clinical Laboratory Specializations

    10. Introduction to Clinical Chemistry
    11. Principles and Practice of Clinical Hematology
    12. Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation
    13. Renal Physiology and Urinalysis
    14. Examination of Body Fluids and Miscellaneous Specimens
    15. Introduction to Microbiology
    16. Immunology and Serology
    17. Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine
    Appendix A, Answers to Review Questions and Multiple-Choice Questions in Case Studies
    Appendix B, Disease/Organ Panels
    Glossary

  • 570.00 lei

    Now in striking full color, this 7th Edition of Koneman’s gold standard text presents all the principles and practices readers need for a solid grounding in all aspects of clinical microbiology—bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology.

    Comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and filled with high quality images, the book covers cell and structure identification in more depth than any other book available. This fully updated 7th Edition is enhanced by new pedagogy, new clinical scenarios, new photos and illustrations, and all-new instructor and student resources.

    •                 A new-full color design clarifies important concepts and engages students.
    •                 Updated and expanded coverage of the mycology and molecular chapters reflect the latest advances in the field.
    •                 New clinical scenarios demonstrate key applications of microbiology in the real world.
    •                 Additional high quality images enhance visual understanding.
    •                 Clinical correlations link microorganisms to specific disease states using references to the most current medical literature available.
    •                 Practical guidelines for cost-effective, clinically relevant evaluation of clinical specimens include extent of workup and abbreviated identification schemes.
    •                 In-depth chapters cover the increasingly important areas of immunologic and molecular diagnosis.
    •                 Principles of biochemical tests are explained and illustrated to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
    •                 Line drawings, photographs, and tables clarify more complex concepts.
    •                 Display boxes highlight essential information on microbes.
    •                 Techniques and procedure charts appear at the back of the book for immediate access.
    •                 Extensive bibliographic documentation allows students to explore primary sources for information.
    •                 Chapter Objectives and Review Questions help students master key concepts.
    •                 To enhance teaching the learning, the book is now supported by chapter-by-chapter online resources for instructors and students, including, an image bank, PowerPoint slides, and Weblinks. A Test Bank is available for instructors. All resources can be found at thePoint.lww.com

  • 860.00 lei

    Recognized as the definitive reference in laboratory medicine since 1908, Henry's Clinical Diagnosis continues to offer state-of-the-art guidance on the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, it presents the newest information available in the field, including new developments in technologies and the automation platforms on which measurements are performed. Features: Provides guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention, as well as cost-effective test selection. Features a full-color layout, illustrations and visual aids, and an organization based on organ system. New To This Edition: Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Features the latest knowledge on cutting-edge technologies of molecular diagnostics and proteomics. Includes a wealth of information on the exciting subject of omics; these extraordinarily complex measurements reflect important changes in the body and have the potential to predict the onset of diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Coverage of today's hottest topics includes advances in transfusion medicine and organ transplantation; molecular diagnostics in microbiology and infectious diseases; point-of-care testing; pharmacogenomics; and the microbiome. Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring chapter discusses the necessity of testing for therapeutic drugs that are more frequently being abused by users.

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